Star Pass obs

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/24/2016
Name: Friends Hut Field Team
Subject: Star Pass obs
Aspect:
Elevation: Near/ Above treeline

Avalanches:
Weather:
Snowpack: Snow totals ended up being far less in the Friend’s Hut zone than other areas. Our storm total was only 3” and transport was minimal. Cornices, drifting and loading upon observation was minimal and controlled by the team moving about on both sides, above and below Star Pass. Teams split up and moved into the basin systematically in radio contact to slice and dice any suspect slope. Most cuts we did were no more than a few inches of new snow on hard surfaces. Obs are decidedly thin new snow, some snow collection in low lying gullies and persistent slabs are stubborn and triggering unlikely.